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Glossary - C


Words and terms beginning with the letter C.

  • Candelaria: One of the eight Sabbats in the Wiccan calendar. More commonly known as Imbolc.
    Candle: An item that is lit and used as part of a meditation, ritual or for cleansing and/or charging.
    Candlemas: One of the eight Sabbats in the Wiccan calendar. More commonly known as Imbolc.
    Cauldron: A ritual tool and a feminine symbol of the goddess. Also of life, death, and rebirth.
    Cense: To expose to incense smoke.
    Censer: A container in which incense is smoldered or burned, which symbolises the element of air.
    Chakra: Chakra refers to each of the seven energy centers of which our consciousness, our energy system, is composed.
    Chalice: A ritual tool and a feminine symbol of the element water, which is used during rituals. Also known as a cup.
    Chamuel: One of the seven archangels.
    Charge: To fill with energy.
    Cingulum: Worn around the waist or wrist and binds the witch to the gods and the wheel; also known as cord.
    Cleansing: Purification. For a witch this is done through a ritual bath. Traditionally performed before every ritual.
    Cleromancy: The art of divination using dice or dominoes.
    Conjuration: Act of summoning.
    Conscious Mind: That part of the mind of which we are aware.
    Consecrate: To cleanse, bless and set apart for ritual use; to make sacred.
    Consecration: The blessing, cleansing, or charging of an object which is to be used in magic or dedicated to a deity.
    Cord: Worn around the waist or wrist and binds the witch to the gods and the wheel; also known as cingulum.
    Corn Dolly: A figure made by plaiting wheat and similar to a poppet. Symbolic of the fertility of the Goddess.
    Coven: A group of 13 or less witches led by a High Priest and/or Priestess, who meet to worship and practice magic.
    Craft (The): A term used to denote witchcraft or the witchcraft aspects of Wicca.
    Crone: A term of respect for a Witch that has passed menopause or is older than 50.
    Croning: The rite of passage to being a crone.
    Cross Quarter Days: A term used for the fire Sabbats.
    Crystal Ball: A crystal sphere used for divination and scrying. Also called a showstone.
    Curse: Negative energy directed consciously towards a person, place, or object.